Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 March 2010

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief





Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 5, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-03-04

Security situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm but unpredictable. UNAMID is in the process of verifying the as of yet unconfirmed reports of clashes in the Jabel Marra area. The Mission is planning a humanitarian mission in collaboration with humanitarian agencies, to meet the needs of the newly-displaced persons, who have fled the region in the past months.

UNAMID military forces conducted 103 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 90 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

UNAMID police advisors also conducted 119 patrols in villages and IDP camps.


Humanitarian response for areas affected by recent clashes in Darfur
According to UNAMID military and the Mission’s humanitarian liaison office and the humanitarian community, the security situation in the area of Jabel Marra, west Darfur, has remained uncertain. Clashes have caused displacements to a number of villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements, mainly Nertiti, Guldo and Thur, in West Darfur.

A UNAMID team from Kass and Nertiti in South Darfur, which is the closest UNAMID location, conducted verification patrol to villages around Derribat and Fanga Suk including Thur and Nyawu villages in North and South Darfur on 3 March. The team interacted with the Sheikhs (traditional leader) of the new arrivals who informed that about 7000 persons had been displaced to Thur in the last two weeks, and require humanitarian assistance.

UNAMID humanitarian liaison office in collaboration with humanitarian agencies on the ground is planning an assessment mission to the affected areas.


United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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